In preparation for welcoming Eid al-Fitr, Muscat Municipality increases the readiness of slaughterhouses and sets dates to receive carcasses

Muscat: Muscat Municipality announced the slaughterhouses’ readiness to receive Eid al-Fitr carcasses, confirming that the veterinary medical staff is complete. All healthy procedures are utilized to guarantee a healthy environment and that the carcasses are free of any diseases. In addition to offering a sufficient number of butchers, workers, cleaners, and all the supplies and equipment that qualify the slaughterhouses to offer the highest quality services.

Slaughterhouses Preparations:

Muscat Municipality, represented by the General Directorate of Health Affairs, supervises the company that operates the slaughterhouses. This is done by increasing the staff and ensuring the equipment’s efficiency and the tools’ availability. As well as, working to provide them with the newest slaughtering equipment and devices. It is to prepare meat in terms of processing, cooling, transportation and storage under the supervision of a specialized technical and veterinary medical staff that supervise all slaughter’s stages. Moreover, keen on these devices’ maintenance and preparation and ensuring their ability to accommodate a large amount of all types of carcasses. It is within a system that allows the consumer to obtain high quality standards’ goods. Additionally, implementation of healthy requirements and controls that must be committed to to ensure the individuals’ health and safety.

Working Hours:

As for the working hours of the slaughterhouses, Muscat Municipality worked in coordination with the company that operates the slaughterhouses to extend the working periods before Eid al-Fitr in two periods. The first period begins on Saturday, 26 Ramadan 1445 AH, corresponding to 6 April 2024, from 7 am to 1 pm for individuals. The specified period for companies will be from 7 pm to midnight.

To speed up the slaughtering mechanism and deliver it to the public and to avoid increasing pressure, all full working periods will be specified to individuals only from Tuesday (29 Ramadan 1445 AH corresponding to 9 April 2024). The morning period is specified to the slaughter of livestock, including sheep and goats only. It is from 7 am to 2 pm. While the evening period from 7 pm to 10 pm is specified to the livestock’s slaughter, including cows and camels only.

As for the first and second days of Eid, they were specified to individuals as well. The morning period is from 7 am to 2 pm for the livestock’s slaughter, including sheep and goats only. The evening period was specified for slaughtering cows and camels from 4 pm to 8 pm. As of the third day of Eid, work in the slaughterhouses of Seeb and Al Amerat will return to work in the morning period from 6 am to 1 pm.

Muscat Municipality renews its call to consumers on the slaughter importance in slaughterhouses.It is to ensure their health and their families’ safety and to avoid diseases’ infection that are transmitted from animals to humans. The municipality also warned citizens against dealing with itinerant butchers because they don’t have health certificates. It ensures that they are free of infectious diseases and that the slaughter process is free of health requirements, which may cause health damages. In addition, environmental damages. In terms of non-disposition of slaughter wastes and the slaughters’ bloodshed in public places. Thus, the general view’s distortion and stinking smells’ emission.

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